When I posted about the loss to Club Carlson of their Radisson Blu Warwick Philadelphia, reports came in of similar losses around the world.
Paris has lost a number of Radisson Blus. I don’t have an exact count of the losses, which include Radisson Blu Le Dokhan and Radisson Blu Le Metropolitan. When I stayed at Radisson Blu Paris Boulogne in March 2015 I recall around 10 properties to choose. There are now 4 left.
(Aside: that Boulogne hotel came with a great French punchline. With my Club Carlson Gold I was upgraded to a Business Class room. Business Class rooms come with breakfast however the duty manager insisted an upgrade to it does not include breakfast. When I inquired what it did include, he said, “The Nespresso machine.” That and a pack of Gauloises is a French breakfast.)
Without a way to easily quantify the total losses, these examples are an indication of a hotel chain adrift. Maybe the recent acquisition by HNA will buck things up?
Readers, what other Club Carlson losses have there been in the past year?